JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - About 100 people attended a Wyoming Game and Fish Department meeting held in Jackson to take public comment on how to manage grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Those attending the meeting Wednesday night were asked their thoughts on population monitoring, research, conflict management, information and education and grizzly bear hunting.
WHEATLAND, Wyo. (AP) - A legislative committee has advanced proposals that seek to close loopholes in Wyoming marijuana laws. The Legislature's Joint Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to advance two draft bills to the 2018 budget session relating to the possession of marijuana and other products infused with its intoxicating agent. State courts have faced challenges in interpreting state statute when people are caught with non-plant products.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A 21-year-old man has been accused of fatally shooting another man in a southeast Wyoming residence. The charges against Cody Hess include second-degree murder in the death of his roommate, 35-year-old Michael Robbins, last Tuesday at a residence south of Cheyenne. Public defender Devon Peterson suggested that Hess shot Robbins in self-defense.
RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) - The U.S. Air Service is forming a new Civil Air Patrol unit in Riverton. The Ranger reported Thursday that U.S. Air Service Public Affairs Officer Capt. Karl Falken is looking for recruits for the upcoming unit. Once the recruitment process is complete, Falken says the unit's first task will be to place wreaths on the graves of veterans at cemeteries.
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